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19 Jun 2024

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It had been two years since I left Riga, so when the opportunity to go back came up, I did not hesitate! How does it feel to be back in Latvia? Riga is even more beautiful ...
17 Jul 2023

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The Russian literary tradition presents and interprets many landscapes. From the frozen wastes of Siberia, to the metropoles of Petersburg and Moscow, and even lands where ...
20 Sep 2022

  If you ever decide to pick up any book written in the 19th century in Russian, you will surely come across SLOVOERS. But what is that and what should you know about ...
07 Aug 2020

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I notice that all my friends are away on summer vacation, except me who, of course, continues with Russian. ;) Since it is summer and people have free time, I will recommend ...
20 Sep 2019

One of the best ways to discover a country is through literature. However, it can at times be hard to understand the soul of a piece of work only through imagination. If ...
24 Aug 2018

Students of Russian literature sometimes complain about a gender imbalance on their course syllabi -- where are the Russian female writers!? To investigate this supposed ...
07 Aug 2018

Born August 7, 1955 in the Moscow region, Vladimir Sorokin is an internationally acclaimed Russian writer. When I asked my babushka for recommendations of contemporary Russian ...
19 Mar 2018

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If you love Russian literature, St. Petersburg is a dream destination. Pushkin, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Gogol, Nabokov… Almost all the great Russian writers spent time in this ...
07 Jul 2017

One thing’s for certain: Russians love their poets. Ask any Russian to recite some poetry and they can draw from an impressively hefty arsenal. If you’re a student of Russian, ...
26 Jun 2017

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Even if in the last years Moscow was believed to be one of the most expensive cities globally, now, due to the fall of the ruble, the cost of living in the Russian capital ...
22 Nov 2016

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Reading in Russian: Where to Start In today’s classes, the topic of reading in Russian came up. Most teachers would agree that reading is the best way to consolidate the ...
22 Apr 2015

Michail Bulgakov’s Master and Margarita written during the period 1928-40 is probably one of the most popular Russian novels, both in Russia as well as abroad. The novel, ...